Indian History MOCK TEST-43

Question No:1

In which year Vernacular Press Act was passed ?

A. 1870
B. 1875
C. 1878
D. 1880

Question No:2

Who was the founder of Hindu Mela ?

A. Nabagopal Mitra
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Akshay Kumar Dutt
D. Surendranath Bannerjee

Question No:3

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—

List-I _ List-II

A. Chittagong Armoury Raid 1. Kalpana Dutt
B. Abhinav Bharat 2. Guru Ram Singh
C. Anushilan Samiti 3. V. D. Savarkar
D. Kuka Movement 4. Aurobindo Ghosh



A. 1342
B. 1324
C. 3124
D. 3142

Question No:4

Who, amongst the following Englishmen, first translated ‘Bhagavad Gita’ into English ?

A. William Jones
B. Charles Wilkins
C. Alexander Cunningham
D. John Marshal

Question No:5

Match List-I (Acts) with List-II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—


A. Charter Act, 1813
B. Regulating Act, 1773
C. Act of 1858
D. Pitt’s India Act.1784


1. Set up a Board of Control in Britain to fully regulate the East India Company’s affairs in India
2. Company’s trade monopoly in India was ended
3. The power to govern was transferred from the East India company to the British Crown
4. The company’s directors were asked to present to the British government all correspondence and documents pertaining to the administration of the company


A. 2431
B. 1342
C. 2341
D. 1432

Question No:6

Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy’s authority over his executive council by substituting ‘portfolio’ or departmental system for corporate functioning ?

A. Indian Councils Act, 1861
B. Government of India Act, 1858
C. Indian Councils Act, 1892
D. Indian Councils Act, 1909

Question No:7

Match List-I (Person) with List-II (Event) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—

List-I— List-II

A. Macdonald 1. Doctrine of Lapse
B. Linlithgow 2. Communal Award
C. Dalhousie 3. August offer
D. Chelmsford 4. Dyarchy

A. 3214
B. 3241
C. 2314
D. 2341

Question No:8

With reference to colonial rule in India, what was sought by the Ilbert Bill in 1883 ?

A. To bring Indian and Europeans on par as far as the criminal jurisdiction of courts was concerned
B. To impose severe restrictions on the freedom of the native press as it was perceived to be hostile to colonial rulers
C. To encourage the native Indians to appear for civil service examination by conducting them in India
D. To allow native Indians to possess arms by amending the Arms Act

Question No:9

Which one of the following statements is NOT correct ?

A. The National song Vande Mataram was composed by Bankim Chamdra Chatterje originally in Bengali
B. The National Calendar of India based on Saka era has its 1st Chaitra on 22nd March normally and 21st March in a leap year
C. The design of the National Flag of India adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July, 1947
D. The song ‘jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindra Nath Tagore was adopted in its Hindi version by the constituent Assembly on 24th January, 1950 as the National Anthem of India

Question No:10

The aim of education as stated by the Wood’s dispatch of 1954 was—

A. The creation of employment opportunities for native Indians
B. The spread of Western Education in India
C. The promotion of literacy among the people using . English medium of language
D. The introduction of scientific research and rationalism in the traditional Indian education

Question No:11

Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched ?

A. Pitt’s India Act — Warren Hastings
B. Doctrin of Lapse — Dalhousie
C. Varnacular Press Act — Curzon
D. Ilbert Bill — Ripon

Question No:12

Consider the following Viceroys of India during the British Rule :
1. Lord Curzon
2. Lord Chelmsford
3. Lord Hardinge
4. Lord Irwin

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of their tenure ?

A. 1-3-2-4
B. 2-4-1-3
C. 1-4-2-3
D. 2 – 3 – 1 – 4

Question No:13

Consider the following statements:

1. In the Third Battle of Panipat, Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated Ibrahim Lodi.
2. Tipu Sultan was killed in the Third Anglo-Mysore War.
3. Mir Jafar entered in conspiracy with the English for the defeat of Nawab Sirajudaulah in the Battle of Plassey.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?

A. 1,2 and 3
B. 3 only
C. 2 and 3
D. None of these

Question No:14

Who, among the following, repealed the Vernacular Press Act.

A. Lord Dufferin
B. Lord Ripon
C. Lord Curzon
D. Lord Hardinge

Question No:15

Consider the following statements:

1. Warren Hastings was the first Governor General who established a regular police force in India on the British pattern.
2. A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773
3. The Indian Penal Code came into effect in the year 1860

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

Question No:16

Consider the following statements:

1. The Charter Act, 1853 abolished East India Company monopoly of Indian trade
2. Under the government of India Act, 1858 the British Parliament abolished the East India Company altogether and undertook the responsibility of ruling India directly.

which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct ?,

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Question No:17

Which one of the following places was associated with Acharya Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement at the beginning of the movement ?

A. Udaygiri
B. Raipur
C. Pochampalli
D. Venkatgiri

Question No:18

Match List-I (Author) with List-II (Work) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—


A. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
B. Dinbandhu Mitra
C. Premchand

List-II .

1. Shatranj Ke Khilari
2. Debi Chaudharani
3. Nil Darpan
4. Chandrakanta



A. 241
B. 342
C. 231
D. 314

Question No:19

Who, among the following, wrote the poem ‘Subah-i-Azadi’ ?

A. Sahir Ludhiyanvi
B. Faiz Ahmed Faiz
C. Muhammad Iqbal
D. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Question No:20

Who of the following is the author of a collection of poems called ‘Golden Threshold’ ?

A. Aruna Asaf Ali
B. Annie Besant
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Vijayalaxmi Pandit

Question No:21

Who, among the following Governor Generals, created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as Indian Civil Service (ICS) ?

A. Warran Hastings
B. Wellesley
C. Cornwallis
D. Willian Bentick